In 2009 Patton won critical acclaim in Robert Siegel’s feature film Big Fan, which made its debut at Sundance in January 2009 and was distributed by First Independent Pictures. Patton recently filmed his new Adult Swim live-action TV series The Heart, She Holler, the film Scoutmasters with Johnny Knoxville, and starred alongside Charlize Theron in Young Adult, receiving a Critic’s Choice nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
As a comedian, Patton has shot four TV specials and two critically acclaimed albums. In August 2009 he released his 3rd album, as well as a Comedy Central One Hour Special My Weakness Is Strong, which received a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album.” He now tours regularly, headlining both in the United States and UK. In addition, he has a bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles. Patton was a series regular on Showtime’s United States of Tara, and played Spence on The King of Queens on CBS for nine seasons. He appeared on The Sarah Silverman Program, Flight of the Conchords, Seinfeld, Burn Notice, Reaper, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job! He also recurred on SyFy’s new series Caprica. Patton is a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black’s Root Of All Evil.
Patton appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s feature film The Informant and Observe and Report with Seth Rogen. Patton starred in The Comedians of Comedy, which was shot as an independent feature film, a TV series and a long running tour. Patton has also appeared in more then 20 films, including Magnolia, Starsky and Hutch and Reno 911!: Miami. Patton provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar’s Oscar-winning Ratatouille.
He also voices characters on Word Girl and TBS’s Neighbors from Hell.
Patton’s first published book Spaceship Zombie Wasteland has recently been released and was on the New York Times Best Seller List for January 2011.
In May 2011, Patton filmed his newest hour special Patton Oswalt Finest Hour which for Showtime and Comedy Central.
Hail to the King, Baby: An Evening with Bruce Campbell and Army of Darkness
Saturday, February 9th, 8:30pm, Castro Theatre
Don’t Let The Comedians Do Story Time!
Sunday, February 10th, 11am, Kanbar Hall at the JCCSF